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Feb 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
know whether we know diplomacy can succeed. >> the book of mormon is now playing in london. it was a hit on broadway, but what will they make of it across the atlantic? today, it was revealed that pope benedict will retain his honorific title of his holiness nd be known as pope emeritus after he advocates. -- abdicates. when global events this really is, the resignation of a pope. it has not happened for 600 years. the whole place is swarming with foreign tv crews. theally, the audience of pope is a relatively low-key affair. but interest in attending wednesday's event was so great that they had to move it. there are thousands of shares already laid out. 35,000 people have already booked tickets to attend. and that number is expected to grow. intense interest not only around the world, but here in rome as well. because the pope is also the bishops in rome. i'm standing at the moment on the territory of the italian republic. this ground is italy. on the other side of this fence, it is the independent state of the vatican city. we are not allowed to take our cameras. you get a sense of
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Feb 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
news of oscar pistorius been holed up for murder charges? >> absolutely. the london olympics, the story of inclusion. you have this young man who was born without legs or had been amputated and the thought that parauld be part of the olympics and also the london games but what a message of inclusion for everyone in the world. to see this story yet, it is awful. >> what has been the repercussions in the sporting world? >> disbelief. combined with the fact the realization once again, tiger woods, lance armstrong, that we do not know these people. so many fans cheer and a look at them as role models and kids believe in them, if this is not the ultimate wake-up call, we do not know them. we have no idea who they are. we should be careful who we cheer for. >> hasn't always been like this? has there been this idealization of sports figures? the intent celebrity culture that surrounds them? >> we are at the peak of that. it is a great question. we have never seen adulation at a higher peak simply because of the internet. game, almost every every practice of your favorite team or athlete.
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Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
first public engagement for some weeks, visiting a center in south london that helps women recover from drug and alcohol dependency. she has become the focus of unflattering comments by hilary mantell. she described how the media has portrayed kate middleton transition to a fashionable world catches. >> i saw kate becoming a jointed doll on which certain thinigs ngs are hung. she has no personality of her own. entirely defined by what she wore. >> she said the person who emerged from the transition seems machine made. catherine was defended by the chief executive of the charity which she visited today and of which she is a patron. >> all i can speak of is what i now. my experience of the duchess which is somebody who is natural, genuine, eager to learn, asks a wonderful questions. >> she is a role -- as in a role that attracts constant attention and at times robusta views which will not always be complementary. bbc news. >> one of the hottest topics around the world. this has -- that have traced a number of attacks back to a building in shanghai as part of china's military unit. beijing
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Feb 6, 2013 2:30pm PST
times last year's london summer olympics. an unusually large chunks are being paid by the country's wealthiest man. the oligarchs. he is fourth on barraso's rich and liz, a multimillionaire, and he has built new -- fourth on ofsia's rich list multimillionaire's. >> all the rich people want to change their image in russia. they want to do something that would be considered useful, something good for them. >> five years ago this was nothing but mountains and forests. the whole thing was built from scratch. this has become a building site in the world. a huge olympic park has a human cost. this is his new home, a rented garage with room upstairs which he shared with husbands and sons. he used to have a house by the beach, but it was obliterated by the olympics. >> my oldest son keeps asking me why and who i am living like this. i say because of the olympics. everything is changing in life, everything. >> the athletes are more positive. last week one of britain cost reduced hopes was skating well and anticipating next year's and winter olympics. >> they have built everything from scratc
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
exciting. first because when i went to london to the abbey road studio to listen to the whole thing almost ready with the contemporary orchestra in london it was amazing. amazing the experience of being there and seeing the whole thing and i have everything in my mind. it has been incredible. >> rose: >> seeing it on paper was incredible. >> it was. and the name also! (laughs) >> rose: this sonata you loved. >> loved. >> rose: did you present her with other ideas or did this -- is this where you knew to go because she already told you this is what inspires me? >> well, we tried -- we started out with a handful of ideas but it was -- from what javier told me this one jumped out for her. >> this is the one. >> rose: this is the one. >> the minute -- for probably the first 15 seconds carolina said "this is the one." >> but tom is the composer and the one who fix it is whole thing. i would not do any other. i love the way it sounded but i'm not pretending to be a composer so he's the key here. >> but you also said that fashion -- you said this to the "new york times." fashion is all abo
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
didn't you say so! (♪) one ticket to london, thanks. return? one way. okay, so the next flight is in 45 minutes, but the only seat we have available... i'll take it. (♪)
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Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
london inner bank offered rate, which is a rate that measures how much it costs for banks to lend money to each other. this libor rate affects the prices of hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial products. and it goes from everything from credit cards to mortgages to municipal bonds. basically everything in the world the price is, you know, is somehow connected to libor. and these guys were monkeying around with this for individual profit. and they got, again, a complete and total walk on this. there were no criminal charges, which is just unbelievable. >> did you see the frontline documentary "the untouchables?" >> i did. >> then you're familiar with lanny breuer's testimony. >> you made a reference to losing sleep at night worrying about what a lawsuit might result in at a large financial institution. is that really the job of a prosecutor, to worry about anything other than simply pursuing justice? >> i think i am pursuing justice and i think the entire responsibility of the department is to pursue justice, but in any given case, i think i am prosecutors around the country bei
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Feb 8, 2013 12:00am PST
to london. >> coy have, yeah. >> rose: didn't want to do that. >> i'm not the kind of person who likes to be in a bureau. >> rose: explain that, what is it about you that doesn't want to be in a bureau. >> i don't like being told what to do. i think that-- i don't fit in those kinds of things. i like to do my own thing. it's a kind of freedom and i cherish that. >> rose: and we all know that some days you have to work really hard. when the berlin wall fell i know i was on my feet for 42 hours. >> rose: 423 hours. >> after that i'm not sure what happened because i woke up in the backseat of a car. but yeah. >> rose: sober or not sober. >> no, no, i literally collapsed, yeah. but so what. it was the fall of the berlin wall. are you never going see it again. and some days you go places and will stay in a five star hotel and nothing will happen and whoa, they pay me to be here, you know, it's a great life. >> rose: let me talk about stories you have covered. remind me of the stories that were so meaningful to you. what are the stories that have, in a sense, if you were going to sit h
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
would join other english kings in that abbey in london across from the parliament where many royal burials and indeed royal weddings as we know have been held. but it has already been decided that richard will be reentered at the anglican cathedral in lester about 200 yards from where the skeleton was found. it will be done at a memorial service not a funeral because he's already had a funeral 500 years ago, a pretty hasty one. and that will take place early next year and will be accompanied by the opening of a visitors' center in the grounds of the cathedral which will no doubt be a major tourist draw. >> ifill: john burns of the "new york times," thank you so much. >> it's a pleasure, gwen. fill: you can read more >> ifill: read more about the d.n.a. analysis that helped to uncover this mystery on our science page. >> brown: finally tonight, short >> brown: now, to another in our series on the nation's high school dropout crisis, told this time through a different lens: good teachers can help keep kids in school, but how can schools hold on to their top teachers? hari is back wit
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Feb 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
hotel in london. >> (laughs) >> rose: (laughs) reading the "financial times." maybe with a cigar. >> i'm culturally diverse. >> rose: having tea. it shows you're a man of the world. >> i'm very culturally diverse. >> rose: great to have you here. >> thank you. >> rose: i hope we can do this again. >> absolutely. >> rose: if you win the championship or if you don't will you come back and review the year? >> as long as you invite me back i'll be here sitting at the round trabl. >> rose: thank you. good luck. >> thank you. have >> we'll be right back. stay with us. >> rose: taylor branch is here, he is a pulitzer prize winning author and scholar of the civil rights movement. his trilogy on the life of dr. martin luther king, jr. has helped many to better understand the history of race in america. in his latest book he turns again to the period he has studied and written about for over 25 years. it's called "king years: heroic moments in the civil rights movement." i'm pleased to have taylor branch back at this table. welcome, sir. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: why the? the dedicat
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Feb 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
are the focus of talks in london between the leaders of pakistan and afghanistan. the goal is to create a more stable environment for when nato forces leave afghanistan in 2014. the mission is to get the taliban to negotiate peace, but what are the chances? >> 12 years into a war that has cost 440 british lives, the prime minister invited the leaders of both afghanistan and pakistan to talk about the threats facing them all. >> the united kingdom will continue to stand firmly behind both countries as they work together to bring peace and stability to the region. finally, the progress we have achieved today sends a very clear message to the taliban. now is the time for everyone to participate in a peaceful political process in afghanistan. >> as british troops prepared to withdraw from afghanistan and handoff to afghan forces, intense combat like this is rare now. the military believe they have done their job and that this insurgency, like all others, needs a political solution. >> the clock is ticking. we have until the end of 2014, maybe not as long as that, to get this thing so
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
amputated. however, he proved to be an exceptional athlete. in london last year, he competed against able-bodied runners come up a watershed moment in sports. his friends say his extraordinary career has taken its toll. >> i believe success and money has changed a lot of people. for me, personally, oscar did change. i think he became a very different person. >> now oscar pistorius is preparing for his first appearance in court tomorrow, are rather different arena for one of the world's most iconic at lloyds. >> a few moments ago, i spoke to andrew in pretoria, and i asked him what the reaction was to the day's news. >> shock, first of all, here. the confusion that has followed the day's events. speculation it might have been a burglar or mistaken identity. and the police making it very clear they have evidence to prove this is a case of murder and they are insisting they do not believe that oscar pistorius should even be allowed bail. a lot of people starting to look beyond that and asking bigger questions about the levels of crime in south africa, the levels of domestic violence, th
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00pm PST
based in london. i actually didn't know at the time what the address of the partnership was. >> susie: lew said he received no tax benefit on that investment, and sold it at a loss. despite the tough questions, it is expected lew will win senate backing. >> susie: americans barely increased their spending last month, partly because of higher taxes, and energy prices. retail sales edged up just 0.1% in january. that's much less than in december. should investors be concerned about weak consumer spending? erika miller reports. >> reporter: consumer spending is watched closely, because it accounts for roughly 70% of economic growth. unfortunately, the latest reading on retail sales is not encouraging. the measley 0.1% gain in january was the smallest increase in three months. even core retail sales, which strips out volatile categories, ticked up just 0.2%. consumers have been cutting back on purchases of cars, clothing, and furniture. but sales did rise at home- improvement stores, gas stations and online retailers. part of the problem is rising prices at the pump. regular unleaded has
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Feb 16, 2013 12:00am PST
came after you were, went to sequoia. so you're in london. you talk to the man at the daily times and he says i would go to america. that is where i would go. >> yeah. >> rose: so you come here. >> i came here and i couldn't afford to come here. so i applied for a bunch of scholarships to american universities and luckily enough got one that took me to the university of pennsylvania. >> rose: wharton. >> well, actually, no. not originally. it was for a masters in history. and then i wasn't too happy with the first few weeks of that program. and was wondering what else to do. because i knew i wanted to be in america. and they were very kind and let me transfer into the business school. but the very best thing that happened to me there was having-- being in a class with the author philip roth. so my binding memory of the university of pennsylvania is being introduced to philip roth and he had these people like norman mailer and other people who would come through the class and that was just fantastic. >> rose: you make your way to "time" magazine. >> yes. >> rose: and you write about st
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00am PST
the trades on the new york exchange, 60% of the trades on the london exchange, are high frequency, high speed algorithm mick trades where, you know, it's not 90 days or one month or 1 week, it's a few milli seconds. >> rose: let me go back in your own personal biography for a second. when you left washington. >> yeah. >> rose: having lost the presidential election in 2004. >> did you have to bring that up again. (laughter) >> rose: you were the first one to say that you are a recovering politician. >> yeah, yeah. >> rose: and there is enough time so that there is unlikely to be a relapse. >> yeah, my confidence is increasing. i'm on about step nine. >> rose: here's the question. when did al gore become the al gore we know today with the strong opinions that you have. if seems that you've been liberated to say what's on your mind with no sense of consequence for whatever damage -- >> sounds reckless. >> rose: well, not reckless but certainly liberatedment i'm serious. was there a time in which you basically said i got nothing to lose. >> freedom is just another word. >> rose: yeah.
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